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Irrational Fears

Last posted Jun 26, 2012 at 03:43PM EDT. Added Jun 21, 2012 at 05:45PM EDT
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What thing are you most afraid of, and what is your phobia called (if it has a name)?
I have pteronarcophobia, the fear of flies. Ask Zacharias, he knows.

Last edited Jun 21, 2012 at 05:54PM EDT
Jun 21, 2012 at 05:45PM EDT
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I have an irrational fear of irrational fears. I’m gonna cry in a corner for posting in this thread.

Edit: No, but seriously. At what point does a fear become “irrational”? Honest question because I have some fears but I have no idea if they would count as irrational.

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Jun 21, 2012 at 05:48PM EDT
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Heights. I always seem to go all mental whenever I go up to a high spot. I don’t know why though.

Jun 21, 2012 at 05:51PM EDT
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I have this bizarre fear that the ceiling in my bedroom is going to leak anytime it rains.
It never, ever does, but as a result, I can barely sleep when it’s raining.

Jun 21, 2012 at 05:53PM EDT
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HolyCrapItsBob wrote:

I have an irrational fear of irrational fears. I’m gonna cry in a corner for posting in this thread.

Edit: No, but seriously. At what point does a fear become “irrational”? Honest question because I have some fears but I have no idea if they would count as irrational.

Actually, I guess “irrational” wouldn’t be the word… What’s your biggest fear, if you have one?
Also, the fear of fears is phobophobia.

Jun 21, 2012 at 05:54PM EDT
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Any injury or surgery involving the eyes, bones, or brain.
Because biology makes things sound way worse than they really are

Jun 21, 2012 at 05:56PM EDT
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I have a fear of oblivion. The thought of being forgotten freaks me out. I don’t know why.

Jun 21, 2012 at 05:57PM EDT
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I actually use to have a HUGE fear of the dark if I was told to take out the trash at night I would run like a retard and back into the house ASAP. But now all that stuff improved…for the most part it is now more of a minor to a very small fear, only due to paranoia.

But my new MAJOR fear is the death of all intelligent life in all of existence, not just in this universe but the multiverse as well. But it’s virtually impossible to do such a thing so I am kind of happy by that fact, but thinking about it can scare the shit out of me…

Jun 21, 2012 at 06:02PM EDT
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When i’m alone I feel like some spirit is there. Just standing there, judging me.

Jun 21, 2012 at 06:05PM EDT
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Ashbot wrote:

When i’m alone I feel like some spirit is there. Just standing there, judging me.

Sorry, that’s me. I’ll leave you alone…

Jun 21, 2012 at 06:10PM EDT
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I’m scared of the usual spiders and such, but I have an incredible fear of heights.

At what point does a fear become “irrational”?

A “fear” becomes irrational when the hatred/anxiety caused by the prescence of an object is… well, irrational. For example, its one thing to be scared of snakes, but it’s another thing to be scared of the movie “Snakes on a Plane” for containing snakes.

Last edited Jun 21, 2012 at 06:20PM EDT
Jun 21, 2012 at 06:20PM EDT
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RocketPropelledPanda wrote:

I fear losing the game. It just seems so frightening.

RPP made me lose…

Jun 21, 2012 at 06:25PM EDT
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I would say arachnophobia, but that’s perfectly rational. Nobody likes spiders.

Jun 21, 2012 at 07:05PM EDT
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Crabsarescaryphobia.
Because crabs are goddamn scary. All pichy-pinch and crawly-crawl.

Jun 21, 2012 at 07:30PM EDT

These fuckers:

The longer I go without getting stung, the less fear I have. It gets to a point were I tolerate them. But if I get stung, I become a nervous wreck.

Jun 21, 2012 at 07:44PM EDT
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I’m kinda scared of these

So whenever I come across one while playing skyrim I have this reaction

Jun 21, 2012 at 08:57PM EDT
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I have trypophobia. Lotus pods make my skin crawl.

Jun 21, 2012 at 08:58PM EDT
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madcat wrote:

I have trypophobia. Lotus pods make my skin crawl.

Same here.

But anyway I’m pretty afraid of falling off from heights and i do have a crippling fear of bees.The main reason is because i never got stung before i i don’t know if I’m allergic or not. It’s driving me insane.

Jun 21, 2012 at 09:10PM EDT

I have a fear of fungi :

Jun 21, 2012 at 09:34PM EDT

I will survive any means necessary.
I fear death, and I will over come that.
By killing death itself.

Jun 21, 2012 at 09:53PM EDT
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I’m pretty paranoid about stuff. Like things I did or did not do,choices I made,things I said,etc.

Jun 21, 2012 at 10:05PM EDT
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Ann Hiro wrote:

I will survive any means necessary.
I fear death, and I will over come that.
By killing death itself.

Jun 21, 2012 at 10:31PM EDT
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Thank you all for telling me your greatest fears. Now i can finally finish my plot to destroy all of KYM!

Jun 21, 2012 at 10:49PM EDT
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Honestly, I have the fear of ovens, Clibanisophobia.

The heat, the small space… I just don’t know. They scare the shit out of me. I can’t use them at all. My little sister puts stuff in the oven for me. I don’t know why I’m scared… childhood event? Perhaps I was burned as a child because I touched a hot oven. All I know is that they are evil. When they are heated up and ready to go, I lose it. I get people to take food out of the oven for me also. They are wretched machines… The heat scares me so much. :^|

Jun 22, 2012 at 03:33AM EDT
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I’m scared of underwater large-open segments in video games.
Not just ‘scared’ of them.
Example being, this one quest in Oblivion I forgot the name of.
And fisherman tells you to get some slaughterfish for him.
Fair enough. I go to the lake. I try to get in a boat.
NOPE, YOU GOTTA GO SWIMMINN BOIII
This somehow lead into me going back to the quest giver and murdering him.
Quality logicc.

Jun 22, 2012 at 03:59AM EDT
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I have 2 irrational fears

  • Agoraphobia,fear of places or events where escape is IMPOSSIBRU or when help is unavailable
  • Emetophobia,fear of vomiting

Yeah,i never want to vomit in a place where escape is Impossible

Jun 22, 2012 at 04:58AM EDT

Agyrophobia

Roads are scary, man! I don’t even know how the f*** the chicken cross the road.

Jun 22, 2012 at 08:53AM EDT
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Fear? Pfft, I’m not scared of anythi-

HOLY FUCK SOMEONE HELP ME OH GOD I’M SCARED HELP AHHHH AHHHHHH!

Jun 22, 2012 at 12:16PM EDT

I’m allergic to bees, but I’m oddly not scared of them. They tend not to sting you if you ignore them. I’m also not scared of dying, though I am afraid of getting hurt.

I am scared of heights, especially if I’m not on solid ground. Vertigo, confusion, fear, all that juicy stuff.

Jun 22, 2012 at 12:23PM EDT
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There’s this fear I have that keeps haunting me, other people don’t seem bothered by it but, I’m afraid of wasting time. Every time I don’t do anything even slightly productive I beat myself up for it, not just emotionally, sometimes even physically, yeah, I’m a psycho. As of now, I’m resting after working quite hard, if I do say so myself, so this doesn’t count. Video games are somewhat productive, you may not know it, but they improve your reflexes, English, for us foreign people, and lucid dreaming capabilites, so yeah… that’s something I’m cool with.

Also…

Jun 22, 2012 at 01:35PM EDT
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I am afraid everyone actually hates me and just pretends to like me! ;A;

Sounds silly, huh? I have a ton of proof otherwise, but I still can’t get over it…

Jun 22, 2012 at 01:59PM EDT
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I have a fear that if u see a poster through a mirror it can see you. I can look at the poster just fine, but a reflection of it freaks me out.

Uh, new fear. The money guy from the new Geico commercial, I just saw it for the first time.

Last edited Jun 24, 2012 at 12:11AM EDT
Jun 24, 2012 at 12:10AM EDT
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The Internet.

Jun 24, 2012 at 12:15AM EDT

Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

I have a fear that if u see a poster through a mirror it can see you. I can look at the poster just fine, but a reflection of it freaks me out.

Uh, new fear. The money guy from the new Geico commercial, I just saw it for the first time.

Jun 24, 2012 at 12:16AM EDT
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Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

Wrong one, Luigi.
I looked up at my TV (on mute), and saw this guy.

You have a fear of motorcycle insurance? That sucks bro.

Jun 24, 2012 at 12:51AM EDT
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Zach Dragon Rage wrote:

I have a fear that if u see a poster through a mirror it can see you. I can look at the poster just fine, but a reflection of it freaks me out.

Uh, new fear. The money guy from the new Geico commercial, I just saw it for the first time.

Interestingly brief “hiatus”, Zach.

Jun 24, 2012 at 07:20AM EDT
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I aint afraid of nothin! Even during the apocalypse, I was still jackin cars and taking names, chillin out by the ocean. Fear can bite my shiny metal ass.

Jun 24, 2012 at 07:23AM EDT
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Ric Tesla wrote:

I actually use to have a HUGE fear of the dark if I was told to take out the trash at night I would run like a retard and back into the house ASAP. But now all that stuff improved…for the most part it is now more of a minor to a very small fear, only due to paranoia.

But my new MAJOR fear is the death of all intelligent life in all of existence, not just in this universe but the multiverse as well. But it’s virtually impossible to do such a thing so I am kind of happy by that fact, but thinking about it can scare the shit out of me…

if I was told to take out the trash at night I would run like a retard and back into the house ASAP.

Did anyone else think of Spongebob?

Jun 24, 2012 at 08:07AM EDT
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I’m serious when I say I have a fear of cars. More specifically moving cars
Just look at those bastards…Plotting against me…. Waiting for the right time to strike….

Jun 24, 2012 at 12:36PM EDT
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